This Year's Model (album) by Elvis Costello

This Year's Model
This Year's Model by Elvis Costello (1978)
Overall rank: 291st   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
81/100 (from 727 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top 5 albums of 1978 (2nd)
Award Top 100 albums of the 1970s (73rd)
Award Top 500 albums of all time (291st)
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This Year's Model is ranked as the best album by Elvis Costello.

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Track ratingsTrack ratings The tracks on this album have an average rating of 83 out of 100 (all tracks have been rated).

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Average Rating: 
81/100 (from 727 votes)
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This album is rated in the top 1% of albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a mean average rating of 80.0/100. The trimmed mean (excluding outliers) is 81.4/100. The standard deviation for this album is 15.9.

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90/100
From TheSmiths82-87 11/27/2019 12:26
Without a doubt this is a step up from the debut. There may not be anything here quite as good as Alison, but overall, the standard here is very high. A lot of credit should go to the Attractions but Elvis is the main attraction of course!
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From 42pt-Futura 08/22/2019 21:35
The ENERGY, the WORDS, the DRUMS. Elvis Costello is my favourite kind of whacky-voiced Brit.
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From leniad 07/09/2019 14:11
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From xhitmanx 06/21/2019 13:58
This was awesome. Standouts: Pump It Up, and (I Don't Want To Go) Chelsea.
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95/100
From Rivera 05/04/2019 12:57
One of the great albums from one of the pioneers, when Elvis was still the angry young man. No track here is wasted, and it still sounds refreshing even after all of these years.
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85/100
From VictorVale 04/26/2019 14:55
inteligente, charmoso e refinado!
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From caseygow 07/02/2018 20:47
One of the great masterpieces of the Punk/New Wave explosion of the late seventies. Brilliant songwriting from EC served up with vitriol and passion. Favorite tracks:

(I Don't Want To Go To) Chelsea
Pump It Up
Hand In Hand
Night Rally
Little Triggers
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From indieshins 02/25/2018 06:26
This one was where I knew I'd found something special. The magic of Costello's new band the Attractions was immediately obvious in the furious, white-hot energy that permeated opener No Action. The group just seemed to gel, even as the new band was rushed into recording songs that they barely knew. However, this is part of the charm of This Year's Model, an album constantly teetering on collapse as it careens endlessly forward. The classics just keep coming - This Years Girl, Pump It Up, Chelsea, Lip Service. Even the lesser songs are served well by the virtuosic playing of Nieve, Thomas, and Thomas, and the dense, allusive and bitterly funny lyrics of Costello. A masterpiece and one of my favourite Attractions records!
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From 02/04/2018 18:58
Costello at his best. The songwriting is great, and he delivers each song with the appropriate young man vitriol.
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From planetneutral 01/08/2018 03:03
Refreshingly tuneful.
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